By Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, Mary Quayle Innis
Elizabeth Simcoe's diary, describing Canada from 1791 to 1796, is historical past written because it used to be being made. Created principally whereas she was once seated in canoes and bateaux, the diary records nice occasions in a well-known means and opens our eyes to a facet of Canadian heritage that's too little shown.
During her time in top Canada (now Ontario), Mrs. Simcoe encountered interesting figures, this type of explorer, Alexander Mackenzie, and Mohawk leader, Joseph Brant. She took specific curiosity within the First international locations humans, the social customs of the early settlers, and the natural world of a land that contained a trifling 10, 000 non-Natives in 1791. the area she saw so vividly used to be really alien to a lady used to a global of ball robes, servants, and comfort in England, however the lieutenant-governor's spouse used to be made from stern stuff and embraced her new atmosphere with enjoy, leaving us with an account instilled with pleasure and pleasure at every thing she witnessed.